There are doctrinal issues I’ve been meaning to write about. To be perfectly honest, that is not my strong suit. I know people who are much better at that than me. I’ve done the work for myself, studying the Bible to test what I was taught, and I know what I believe. I know true doctrine is important though, and all things work together to help create better understanding of the gospel. So, I want to do my best.
I’ve recently realized that several of the issues I want to explore and write about can be determined by better understanding a single, and very fundamental, aspect of the Christian faith. The Resurrection.
What is the resurrection? What does the promise of the resurrection from the dead mean for us? Is this a future event only, or does it have some application to our lives now? This affects how we view the gospel of the kingdom of heaven in general.
Considering the Resurrection – Part 1 – Defining the Resurrection (Section 1)
Considering the Resurrection – Part 1 – Defining the Resurrection (Section 2)
What is the first and second resurrection? Not all people realize that there are two resurrections. What is the difference between these? What occurs at the first resurrection? What about the second resurrection? Answering this leads to better understanding about the judgment of God.
Considering the Resurrection – Part 2 – The First and Second Resurrection (Section 1)
Considering the Resurrection – Part 2 – The First and Second Resurrection (Section 2)
Considering the Resurrection – Part 2 – The First and Second Resurrection (Section 3)
When does the resurrection happen? We will consider whether or not the first and second resurrection occur together or at separate times. Pertaining to the timing of the first resurrection, in answering this, we can put to rest debate for and against Christian soul sleep or for and against going to heaven right away when we die. We will also compare the first resurrection to the rapture doctrine.
Considering the Resurrection – Part 3 – Timing of the Resurrection
Who is the resurrection? Of course, as Christians, we know that Jesus is the resurrection. No other can raise us from the dead. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. For good measure, we will discuss this too.
Considering the Resurrection – Part 4 – Jesus is the Resurrection
What am I missing?
If you have any questions, comments, or things I might have missed within this series, please leave a reply below or send an email.
For the entire series in one go: Considering the Resurrection – Complete Series
this will be an interesting series .. it will be interesting to learn about where the saved go immediately when they die .. in the old testament we read of kind of a holding place for the saved called ” Abraham’s Bosom” ..
which i think is also referred to as paradise … it will be interesting to know if this place still exist .
another way is looking if the saved can now go directly to heaven ( there different levels of heaven ) … i have this verse in mind ..2 Corinthians 5: 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. , this does not say the saved will be with Abraham but the verse say’s the Lord ..
there is also the verse : 2 Corinthians 12:2 King James Version (KJV)
2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
i wonder if the is the place where the saved will wait before being handed to the Father .. , please also consider the meaning of the veil that was torn when Jesus Christ was crucified and it signified that now the saved can enter into the presence of God …
thanks for your good work in making this deep theological questions to be easy to digest .. may God continue to bless and increase you in the name of Jesus Christ.
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Jesus said to the thief on the cross next to him, “today you will be with Me in paradise”
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